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Shawn Meyers

Joined: Mar 19, 2002
Posts: 23
Hi,howya doing all..Well,I'm not doing so good,,going on borderline insane!!I'm new to the Java language..Got me a JDK,,but hmm,,?,,?From what I understand you run it from a Dos command prompt,,right,,well XP is 100% Dos free,what am I to do???!!
I've been working with JBuilder,but it's a major pain,pretty much have to learn that software,instead of starting with the actual langusge,,know what I mean??I want to work with the actual code instead of all the visual layout stuff and generated code..
Any one have any advice for me??Please,,seems everywhere I go I get ignored with this question
Marilyn de Queiroz

Joined: Jul 22, 2000
Posts: 9059
I'm not using Windows XP, but some people around here have been using it for a few months both with jdk1.3 and jdk1.4 without problem. Perhaps one of them will see your post and have a suggestion.

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Rob Ross

Joined: Jan 07, 2002
Posts: 2205
well I believe the command is still called "cmd.exe", so you can locate it (It was in WinNT/System32 on my NT machine-it might have moved in XP) and make a shortcut to it on your desktop.
Or you can open up the Run... dialog box and type cmd.

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Dirk Schreckmann

Joined: Dec 10, 2001
Posts: 7023
Yep, "cmd.exe" is available in the "System32" subdirectory of your "Windows" ("WinXP" or whatever) directory in Windows XP.
Good Luck.

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Brett Anthoine

Joined: Mar 12, 2002
Posts: 27
Well, i'm using JDK 1.3 on XP for a while now and I don't have any problem...
I think builder is not a good start to learn the language, just do some console stuff under notepad or with a freeware IDE if you find one. Personnaly I use visualslickedit but it's not a free one.
To get you started, try some Baldwin's tutorial there :
Baldwin's java tutorial
Good luck and have fun !
by the way to launch the command line, try :
start menu -> execute -> cmd

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frank davis
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Joined: Feb 12, 2001
Posts: 1479
Isn't the command prompt located under the Accessories folder now?
Pauline McNamara

Joined: Jan 19, 2001
Posts: 4012
That's where it is in my W2000: Start menu > Programs > Accessories > CommandPrompt
But Brett's tip above is faster (on my machine it's start menu > run > (type in) cmd )
Bear Bibeault
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Joined: Jan 10, 2002
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You might want to try cygwin (Cygwin site) which gives you a unix console window under Windows. I'm using it quite happily under Win2K... don't know of any reason it won't run under XP.

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Shawn Meyers

Joined: Mar 19, 2002
Posts: 23
Thank you all,,thank you all soo much,,I overlooked my accessories,,really haven't worked on a windows system since 3.5,,lol,youv'e all been a great help to me,,this just became my second Java home,,thnx all
Dirk Schreckmann

Joined: Dec 10, 2001
Posts: 7023
Where's your first?
Shawn Meyers

Joined: Mar 19, 2002
Posts: 23
SourceForge being my first,,I had known about their site from being into python,and once I started to mess around with Jython decided to get into Java,,or maybe Java then Jython,I dunnaknow,why am I talking about this,,??,,But I find this site pretty dang good,only reason I said second is cuz I just showed up here,,and again,,thanks all,been a great help.. :roll:
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